Wooffer is really a assortment of thirty-three short animal-adventure children stories originally written by Betty Fasig for her family. The guts character is Wooffer, a hairy dachshund puppy that ?mom?, the writer, receives as a surprise Xmas gift from her fun-loving family.
A bunch of animals grace the pages of Wooffer, including Old Agnes the mouse, thoughtful and protective Margaret the hen, Marygrey the pregnant rabbit, a proud and endearing peacock named Cho Lee who wants to strut his stuff and falls deeply in love with a quail, and close friends Ibie the Ibis and Maudie the horse.
The stories are thoughtfully put into chronological order, because of the season. It even carries a Xmas story! This is a book in regards to a puppy that changes the opinions of those around him, wins hearts and becomes a trusted, heroic friend. Wooffer earns respect from all of the animals for miles around and becomes a legend by enough time he grows up.
Generally yizzly , fun and light-hearted, Wooffer also tackles real-life issues from moving, loneliness, gaining respect, discerning truth from what one is told, getting lost, overcoming bullies and much more.
Having spent a couple of years on a farm in my youth, I see germs of truth in the pet relationships and will verify the strange and wonderful bonds that happen between species. The epilogue offers a nice closure by revealing how all of the animals still return to the same area annually and spending some time with Wooffer and his friends discussing the old times and having new adventures.
Inserted occasionally are several adorable amateur drawings of life and adventures on the farm that are sure to entertain children. The cover is really a photograph of the inspiration for the primary character ? the writer?s dog ? which gives a far more realistic feel to the book than a characterization or drawing may have done.
The book?s underlying theme is that regardless of how small a person may think they’re, or how small of a thing they may do ? they are able to make a difference to the lives of these around them. And this can be an encouraging thought.
Wooffer is an excellent book for bedtime stories, but will be best enjoyed when reading to groups of children. Written in such a way that the reader can easily characterize the animals and situations with their voice, the book will bring giggles of joy to sets of children. As such, I believe Wooffer would be an excellent addition to the bookshelves of libraries, schools, daycare centers and the like.
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